The Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project


During these times of COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, the next “Outing” will be one of a shared photo subject over several years timeline, rather than a physical meeting.

Over the next two and a half years, we will see many changes up-river of the current Pattullo Bridge, as construction has begun on its long awaited replacement. The 84 year old Pattullo Bridge, connecting Surrey to New Westminster, first opened on November 15, 1937 to the sounds of marching bands and grand fanfare. The replacement will be a cable suspension bridge, scheduled to open in the Fall of 2023.

Once the new bridge is open to traffic, demolition of the old bridge will commence. As the new bridge will have separate pedestrian and cycling lanes on both sides, this will prove to be an excellent platform for the deconstruction phase in late 2023 to early 2024.

The Intent is to collect photos from the past, present and the short lived future of the Pattullo Bridge, as well as its replacement under construction. It will be a three year long Gallery of photos for this Outing.

Here is the website for The Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project. There are multiple Renderings and Illustrations on that website.